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Yale Faculty Defend Freedom of Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

It’s about time some college faculty members started sticking up for free speech.

The FIRE blog reports.

Yale Faculty Defend Freedom of Speech, Express Support for Christakises in Open Letter

Forty-nine current or emeritus faculty members at Yale University have signed an open letter of support for Erika and Nicholas Christakis’ right to “free...

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Prager University – Is Climate Change Our Biggest Problem?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center doesn’t dispute climate change but argues that there are more practical approaches than the ones currently being offered.

Do you agree?

Here’s more information.

Is man-made climate change our biggest problem? Are...

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U. Missouri Prof Arrested After Allegedly Dragging Teenage Girl By The Hair

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

He was said to have been angry that she wasn’t wearing a hijab – a traditional Muslim headscarf.

Daily Mail reports.

University of Missouri assistant professor charged with ‘violently grabbing 14-year-old relative by the hair and dragging her out of school for not wearing hijab’

An assistant professor at an American university has been...

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Student Arrested Over Threats to ‘White Devils’ at University of Chicago

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00am

The left will ignore this story because it doesn’t fit their narrative.

John Sexton reports at Breitbart.

Student Arrested Over Threat to Kill ‘White Devils’ at University of Chicago

A University of Illinois at Chicago student has been arrested and will face charges for an onl...

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Stanford Student Demonstration Ends After Threats of Disciplinary Action

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:30am

Students ended their demonstration five days after it began.

The Stanford Daily reports.

Fossil fuel divestment sit-in ends with rally, Hennessy meeting

After a five-day sit-in starting on Monday, student protesters concluded their occupation of the Main Quad Friday morning by holding a rally for full divestment from fossil fuels. Later in the day,...

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Pro-Life Prof Accused of Inspiring Planned Parenthood Shooter

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:00am

This is part of a growing narrative on the left which seeks to link this shooter with anyone who opposes abortion.

The College Fix reports.

Pro-life professor accused of ‘inspiring’ Planned Parenthood shooter ‘to complete his mission’

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Mike Adams, well-known for his outspoken pro-life views, w...

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Why Hasn’t UNEDITED Video of UT-Austin Israel Studies Disruption Been Released?

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

Professor Jacobson has been following the University of Texas kerfuffle involving pro-Palestianan students disrupting an Israeli Studies event. This is the latest development.

Form our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Why Hasn’t UNEDITED Video of UT-Austin Israel Studies Disruption Been Released?

On November 13, 2015, the UT-Austin Palestine Solidarity Committee disrupted an Israel Studies...

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Nine Out of Ten Colleges Reported No Sexual Assaults in 2014

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

Well this news doesn’t fit the rape culture narrative at all.

Time reports.

9 in 10 Colleges Reported No Sexual Assaults in 2014, Report Says

A new analysis by the American Association of University Women shows that 91% of colleges reported zero sexual assaults in 2014, a finding which may suggest how infrequently campus...

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Students Across America DEMAND Equality, Padded Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

Because avoiding adulthood as long as possible is en vogue.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Students Across America DEMAND Equality, Padded Safe Spaces

I don’t harbor many memories from undergrad that are related to social justice or student protests. At one point, one guy (it was t...

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College Newspaper Creates Safe Space for Minority Students

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

A student newspaper at Claremont McKenna College is creating a safe space in their next issue for minority students.

FOX News reported.


 
 
 
 

This Generation of College Students Believes in Limiting Speech

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

And it appears our nation’s public universities have become breeding grounds for such anti-American and un-Constitutional beliefs.

Fox News reports.

College campus protests: This is the generation that will destroy America

What in the name of John Blutarsky is happening on our university campuses?

A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that a...

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Oklahoma Wesleyan U. President Says College Isn’t Supposed to be a Safe Space

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00am

Finally! A college administrator who actually gets it.

Oregon Live reports.

University president says college shouldn’t be a ‘safe place,’ tells PC students to steer clear

Student activists this month roiled Yale University’s campus over concerns that the administration isn’t providing them with a “safe place” to thrive. (The brouhaha kicked off after an...

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Calvin College Students Confess to Scrawling “White Power” On Cars

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 9:30am

The racist messages had also included swastika drawings.

Time reports.

The “hateful” messages also included swastika drawings

Two college students in Michigan have confessed to scrawling “white power” in the snow on several cars on campus, school officials said Tuesday.

The racist messages, which also included swastika drawings, were etched late Sunday on a half-dozen...

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Campus Protesters Make Absurd Demands

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Walter Olsen has rounded up a bunch of campus protester demands. Take a look below.

Some highlights of the demands made in campus protests across the United States, as compiled by the (sympathetic) site TheDemands.org.

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How Community Outreach Ministries are Helping Students Achieve Their College Dreams

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

And now for some good news.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Outreach Community Ministries program helps college-striving teens aim high

On a cold and rainy school night, 16-year-old Norberto Lopez and his tutor, Mark Tader, were reviewing the concept of transcendentalism at the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream when they paused over an epigram...

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Dartmouth Gets a Free Speech Downgrade From FIRE

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

After the last few weeks, there are probably lots of downgrades coming.

Dartblog reports.

We Lose FIRE’s Green Light

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has downgraded the College from a Green Light to a Yellow Light rating. In a press release the organization was careful to...

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Could Therapy Help Combat Campus Sexual Assault?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

One of the more rational discussions on the matter.

From the LA Times:

How therapy can help combat college sexual assault

I am the mother of a college-aged daughter and a high school-aged son as well as a licensed psychotherapist who works with adolescents and young adults, so I read this opinion with special...

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Students at Eastern Michigan U. Want ‘Black Studies’ Incorporated Into Every Major

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

These campus protesters sure seem rational, don’t they?

The College Fix reports.

Eastern Michigan U. students want ‘Black Studies’ incorporated into every major

The latest nuttery from black student groups across American campuses comes from Eastern Michigan University where, among many other things, (black) students want “black studies” to be part of every major’s...

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UCLA Circulates List of “Microaggressions” to Students and Faculty

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Saying some things at UCLA can get you accused of racism and bigotry.

National Review reports.

American Universities Begin to Implode

For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the past few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of...

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Law School Student Under Fire for Writing Pro-Life Column

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 9:30am

We’ve reached the point where standing up for the unborn makes you suspect.

Paul Caron reports at the TaxProfBlog.

Ohio State Law School Under Microscope For Reaction To 2L’s Pro-Life Op-Ed

Washington Times, Ohio State Law School Under Microscope for Reaction to Pro-Life Column:

Student: Leaders more concerned about squelching conservative voice than ensuring safety.

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Where is Your Degree Worth The Most?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 8:00am

The top countries are Chile and Brazil.

Bloomberg reports.

These Are the Countries Where Your College Degree Is Worth the Most

It may be time to rethink that move to Manhattan after graduation. South America has the best market for your college degree.

Chile and Brazil are the two countries where it pays the most...

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If Billionaires are an Indicator, Going to a Top College Doesn’t Really Matter

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Posted by    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

The number of billionaires who went to prestigious universities might surprise you.

The Washington Post explores:

Billionaires show that going to a top college isn’t very important

For the kind of student who stresses over Ivy League college applications, economists have some good news: Attending an “elite” institution probably won’t have much impact on...

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